Kanji: 人 hito person

JLPT N5: 19 / 100 | 2 Strokes

On: じん; にん
Kun: ひと

Meaning: person; people


  1. This is a person with no head or arms trying to do a split.

Stroke Order:


  • 日本人(にほんじん)  a Japanese person [simply add a “jin” after many countries]
  • 大人(おとな) adult; a grown-up [this is an irregular reading]
  • 外国人(がいこくじん) foreigner
  • 美人(びじん) a beautiful woman
  • 宇宙人(うちゅうじん) a space alien

Example Sentence:


You are a beautiful woman.

  • あなた you
  • 美人(びじん) beautiful woman [美 (beautiful) 人 (person); while it uses 人 (person) instead of (おんな) (woman), this always refers to a woman and not a man.]

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